Blogger David Wong urges video game companies to create a war game simulator that is a little more realistic. He suggests players have a “Public Support meter to rise and fall according to Troops Lost, Length of Conflict, Innocents Killed and Whether or Not There is Anything Else On TV That Week.” He also wants “my Mission Objectives to change every 30 seconds, without anyone letting me know. I want little talking heads to pop up on my screen–commanders, politicians, allies, military intelligence–each giving me different sets of victory parameters, all of them conflicting and many of them written in [expletive deleted] a**-covering doublespeak.” Warning, his commentary, with illustrations, contains bad words and video-game violence. But it’s also a unique statement about what modern wars include today that they didn’t two generations ago.
In written testimony sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a third named witness has rejected the allegations made by Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser. Having been asked by a Senate staffer to comment on the charges advanced against the nominee, a lawyer for Leland Ingham Keyser wrote: Under 18 U.S.C § 1001, ... Read More
When Homer Simpson looks in the mirror, he sees ripped chest muscles and arms like the trunks of beech trees. When Hillary Clinton looks in the mirror, she sees America’s sweetheart. She thinks: America adores me. She thinks: America already chose me to be president once! She thinks: Everyone is comparing me ... Read More
A friend of the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has denied that she was at the party where the alleged assault occurred. The Senate Judiciary Committee reached out to Leland Ingham Keyser, a friend of Christine Blasey Ford. Ford claims Kavanaugh pinned her to a ... Read More
Judge Brett Kavanaugh plans to provide the Senate Judiciary Committee his calendar from 1982, which supports his claim to have never attended a party like the one Christine Blasey Ford described, the New York Times reported Sunday. While it does not disprove Ford's allegations, the calendar indicates that ... Read More
So now it looks like next Thursday. On Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s manifestly meritorious nomination to the Supreme Court, what was supposed to be the vote out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this past Thursday now appears to be sliding into a hearing to be held next Thursday. Or, who knows, maybe a Thursday ... Read More